I know that Jesus told his disciples, “Rise, let us be going” (Mark 14:42), but lately I’m having difficulty leaving the garden. John indicates that Gethsemane was a walled garden (John 18:1). It was perhaps therefore normally a secured place, under lock and key. I’ve
Donald Guthrie writes, “To draw near to God is man’s highest exercise.”1 Since we are not clean, we can only do so by the grace of God in Christ. This is the burden of the author of Hebrews. His point is that you can engage in this
Perhaps nothing is more offensive to our contemporaries than the proposition that sinners can only be forgiven by the sacrificial death of another. I know a man, who once professed faith, who never took Communion because the thought of bloodied, sacrificed animals turned him off.
“Keeping the main thing the main thing” was the marketing slogan of Ford many year ago. In a struggling US industry, facing deep financial challenges, many motor car companies were diversifying as a means to stay afloat. Ford deemed it wise to stick to what